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New PPDS Cloud Platform Called Wave to go Live at ISE 2023

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The PPDS cloud platform, Wave, officially goes live at ISE with new energy-saving features and partnerships. PPDS, aka Philips professional displays, has announced the official launch of its Wave ecosystem. The new cloud platform is complemented with a dedicated ProStore marketplace for premium PPDS and certified development partner applications, all integrating with Philips professional displays while supporting a variety of use cases across industries including retail, education, corporate and hospitality.

Demonstrated publicly for the first time at ISE in Philips’ booth (3P600), this cloud ecosystem, which has been developed to extend and enhance the power of Philips digital signage, interactive displays and professional TVs with Android SoC, has undergone live trials and fact-finding meetings with partners, developers and end customers situated around the world.

The result allows system integrators and customers to control display fleets of any size, monitoring and controlling multiple displays at the same time and for developers to access unique professional display features across different device platforms.

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Available now in Europe and under trial in North America and Asia Pacific for official release later this year, the new-for-2023 updates include the launch of PPDS Wave Controller, a cloud-based remote device management application with subscription options.

This includes a ‘Lite,’ free-to-use subscription for an unlimited number of displays, with access to basic display settings, remote management and PPDS ProStore premium applications. For larger professional display fleets, the new ‘Essential’ paid subscription is recommended, featuring bulk actions and one-to-many control, API access and power scheduling, as well as new features for predictive maintenance and automated setup. In addition, there will be an add-on for custom application management and distribution, allowing system integrators to choose the total solution that best suits their business needs.

In a continuing climate of rising energy prices, Wave Controller will also play a role in PPDS’ commitment to delivering environmentally conscious, sustainable solutions while also helping to reduce total cost of ownership with energy efficiency opportunities and extended product lifetimes, too.

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Connecting with the features built into the hardware, PPDS Wave also allows users to use power scheduling for their displays to automatically power down when not in use, for instance outside of opening hours. Brightness can be adjusted intelligently based on the lighting conditions, again supporting energy savings and extended product lifetimes.

The Wave Controller will be pre-installed on all compatible display hardware beginning in 2023, while applications such as PPDS Wave Creator, together with certified premium professional applications from the PPDS network of development partners, can now be found in the PPDS ProStore.

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PPDS also announced new ProStore partnerships with Navori, NoviSign, NowSignage, Skykit and Telelogos, among others, allowing integrators to install and use their integrated solutions with Philips professional displays based on customers’ unique business requirements.

PPDS Wave Creator, a new fundamental Content Management System (CMS), features content scheduling and template creation. Wave Creator will also be available on the PPDS ProStore for fully remote installation, sitting alongside applications from PPDS development partners offering various applications supporting business needs.

With PPDS Wave’s API-first approach, both new and existing developers can design and configure their solutions to work on Philips professional displays, with the platform allowing for testing to ensure the best possible user experience. The ProStore allows for automatic updates to be provided and made available to users, which can be instantly pushed to either isolated or groups of displays.

PPDS Wave is currently available on selected Philips digital signage and interactive SoC displays with Android 7 and above, including the Philips D-Line, Q-Line and S-Line digital displays, the Philips B-Line business TV and the Philips C-Line and T-Line interactive models.

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